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Trunk doesn't operate from switch

I tested the fuse and it is ok. The trunk lock mechanism works ok from the car remote.

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There is also a switch in the glove box that can be tunred on or off, make sure no one has it tunred off?

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Its the switch on the console that has gone bad. Its just like a door lock switch they can go bad as well

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Phase 1: First check the fuse - once you know that's OK, then proceed to phase 2 (below).
The fuse for the trunk lock is
the bcm (pwr) 15A fuse in the instrument panel fuse box (behind panel at drivers right foot)

Check that fuse, as it is the power supply for the button on the dash that sends power to the actuator in the trunk.

Phase 2: Get the trunk open (without taking it to the dealership).
If you have remote keyless entry to the trunk, you could try that - but with the actuator
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Here are a couple of ideas to try to enter trunk while (a) actuator isn't working, and (b) all
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There is the lock cylinder, which you stated is not functioning - put the key in, and it doesn't
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The trunk has 2 valet safetys...the locking rear seats which require access to the trunk to unlock, and then there is a valet switch in the trunk that locks the button on the dash from working to keep valet parking attendants out of the trunk. That may be in the lock position.

You can try accessing the center area of the fold down rear seat and see if you can unhinge the rear seat from there. Maybe reach in with your hand, or an extension-type tool.

there may be a way to fold the hinge away from the seat back so it can be removed from the hinge and give you access to the safety latch in the trunk and open it that way (white handle in trunk).
The white-handled safety latch release is desiged to prevent accidentally trapping children, and
if you can pull it with your extending-type or grasping-type tool, the trunk will open whether or
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Phase 3: Replace the Problem part.

Your failed part may be either (1) Trunk Release Relay, or (2) Trunk Lock Release Switch

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fail to provide instructions. One of those times a mechanic has to t=rely on his/her native
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To identify which of these parts is bad, locae the Trunk Release Relay (call your dealer parts
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